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My Car Is Sweltering and the AC Isn’t Cooling it Down

Summer is here and it’s getting hot outside. The last thing you need is for the AC to refuse to cool down the inside of the automobile. Midwest Auto Care fix AC problems all the time due to the AC isn’t cooling but instead, blows hot air. Here’s what those problems are.

Broken Condenser

Because of where the condenser is located, it gets pelted by a lot of road debris. Your air conditioner’s condenser can be found right behind the front grille. This isn’t an ideal location. The dirt and debris that makes their way through the grille cannot only clog the condenser but also dent it and break it. If your condenser isn’t functioning properly, you’ll end up with hot air blowing through your vents instead of cold air.

Electrical Problem

The problem with your vehicle’s air conditioner could also be electrical. If you press the button and nothing happens, it’s possible that the air conditioning button on your dashboard is broken. It’s also possible that you have a blown fuse or other electrical problem that is causing the air conditioner not to turn on. The electrical problem can also affect the air conditioner’s fan, and this will leave you with no air blowing through the vents at all.

Malfunctioning Compressor

If your compressor is malfunctioning, the refrigerant gas is not being compressed into liquid so it can be cooled to cool the air. It’s easy for the compressor to malfunction if it hasn’t been used in a long time. The air conditioning compressor is a part that works better when it works a lot. In other words, if you haven’t used your car’s air conditioner since last summer, it’s possible that the compressor is malfunctioning. Replacing the compressor usually resolves this issue.

Refrigerant Issues

Finally, if you have low refrigerant levels in the air conditioning system, the air cannot be cooled down. As we mentioned above, the refrigerant starts off as a gas and is compressed by the compressor into liquid. Once it is in liquid form, it can leak through the hose connections. The refrigerant can also evaporate over time, so if it’s been years since you’ve had your car’s AC serviced, it’s possible it is incapable of cooling down your automobile because the refrigerant levels are too low.

Midwest Auto Care in Lake Station, IN, can inspect your air conditioning system. Set up an appointment by ringing us up today.

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